Published: 14th June 2017
Pinrayi Vijayan's alma mater Brennan College faces heat after magazine has racy illustrations showing couple engaging in intercourse in a theatre while national anthem is playing
For Brennan College's 125th year celebrations, the SFI's 'Pellets' magazine come under fire for racy illustrations that allegedly insult the national anthem
Controversy is brewing over a magazine brought out by pro-CPI(M) and SFI students union of a government college at nearby Thalassery as it allegedly contains objectionable contents with sexual overtones insulting the national flag and anthem. The magazine carries caricatures allegedly depicting a man and woman in a compromising position at a theatre when the National Anthem is played.
The drawing of the national flag is also seen in the background. The magazine, titled 'Pellets' was brought out by Students Federation of India activists as part of the 125-year celebrations of Brennen College at Thalassery, the alma mater of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has protested demanding action against those behind the magazine.
However, College Principal Murlidas, when contacted, said that there was nothing wrong with the magazine. However, certain drawings, when viewed from a different angle, had caused a 'misunderstanding', he explained. "There was nothing wrong as such with the magazine. If viewed in a narrow-minded manner, it causes some misunderstandings. We are trying to convince the students about
it,' he added.